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rodrigoavella

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Aurora
« on: November 25, 2007, 07:22:58 pm »
My version of the Aurora.

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 07:25:05 pm »
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Offline sferrin

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 09:24:01 pm »
My version of the Aurora.

If I zoom in on 10 I can see two F-15s in the distance.  ;)
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Re: Aurora
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 10:44:18 pm »
My version of the Aurora.

Just one word ... BRILLIANT !!

Could You please post a 3-side view of that beast ??

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 11:37:33 pm »
What a beauty!

Thanks Rodrigo :)

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Could You please post a 3-side view of that beast ??

Please, please

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 12:17:11 am »
Very cute job Rodrigo!!

This concept is based upon your own idea, or did you found something new about Aurora??

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 04:24:43 am »
The model looks really nice :)
On the small pictures the plane looks real
Unfortunately on the bigger ones you can clearly that it is a 3d model.
You need to put more time into lighting and color matching to get the best composite of the 3d  model into the photos.
What software do you use?

Great work :)

Offline Trident

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 05:58:24 am »
Very believable work, I found the first picture to be particularly evocative :)

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007, 09:12:22 am »
Ultra Cool Picture
almost think they real  ;D
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how dint you make then rodrigoavella ?

is that real background or also CGI ?
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Re: Aurora
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 01:27:19 pm »
Thank you all!!!!
The aircraft is based in the Testor XR-7 Thunderdart, and the backgrounds are real.

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 07:44:56 pm »
The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking and awe-inspiring.

I have to ask, though, whether the sharp edges on the XR-7's fuselage would burn up if the XR-7 were real.  It seems to me that they would get very hot, and they really don't serve any purpose by being so sharp.  Then again, the Rockwell TAV design had very similar features to the XR-7.

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 08:32:17 pm »
Actually, they most likely would be sharp as blunt edges would create too much drag. It's a Mach 4-6 aircraft, which wouldn't need the blunt edges of an exo-atmospheric vehicle. Once you get up around Mach 7 to 8 you probably start needing them, but wasn't the  Hyper-X's leading edge on the fuselage sharp edged as well?

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2007, 12:36:17 am »
I was referring to the edges on the squared-off fuselage, which carry over across the canopy down the length of the fuselage.  I would expect the wing leading edges to be somewhat sharp, but I don't see any benefit to the faceting on the fuselage and canopy.

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 07:27:51 pm »
Oh. That's just basic stealth features. Alignment of the surfaces. Although some might say a fast aircraft doesn't need those features, but you wouldn't want someone to know you're otw if you are flying recon. Also, it might not fly it's whole mission at that high of a speed. Maybe it just cruises at Mach 3 and makes high speed dashes at M=6. It would probably keep costs down that way. The only changes I would make is I would make the exhaust afterburner area just like the YF-23, only with the engines right next to each other and have the inlet taper up into the bottom of the aircraft smoothly and remove the ventral fins so it is relatively "smooth" of reflectors on the lower surface.

But it does look very cool. I have a drawing of a similar aircraft design in one of my secret aircraft books.

Great rendering.  ;D

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Re: Aurora
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2008, 08:37:08 pm »
Hello,

I am going to try to make a resin model of this aircraft. Is there any wire diagrams available?

Thanks!